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Submission Instructions

To successfully apply to SOARS, be sure to complete each of the following steps:

  1. Register as an official applicant on the UCAR Human Resources website. Please do not upload your CV. Be sure to follow all registration instructions located beneath the position description. Step by step instructions are below if you need them:

    * Select "New Resume/CV" then "Proceed without resume/CV"
    * Complete contact information and work authorization information
    * Under "Profile Attachments" and "Resume/CV Content" leave blank and hit "Continue"
    * Complete "Voluntary Self Identification" (note: SOARS does not see this information)
    * Fill in the Employment Application. This is simply a legal requirement and does not influence your application to SOARS. You can enter 40 for hours available and 00000.00 for salary (the SOARS salary is fixed). You do not have to have existing employment. If you do not, just enter N/A for text fields, 01/2000 for the start/stop months, pick a random state and 00000.00 for salary fields in the required "Employer 1" boxes. Fill in the Education and Training information and answer the required questions at the bottom of the page and press "Continue".
    * Complete the "Legal" page
    * "Submit and Continue"
    * If you have any problems with this part of the application, please contact

  2. Request two recommendations from contacts who can speak to your ability to do research, such as faculty members or academic counselors, using the SOARS Recommendation Form.

  3. Collect transcripts from all institutions you have attended. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, students selected for the internship will need to provide official transcripts before they will be officially accepted into the program. Please do not include high school transcripts.

  4. Fill out and submit the SOARS Application. Please note that this will take you away from the SOARS website and to the UCAR Center for Science Education website (SOARS' parent department).

  5. Note that the application includes two essay questions. Remember to give yourself enough time to write the essays and make sure you address what is being asked.  You can find tips for writing effective application essays here.

Selection Considerations

SOARS encourages applications from individuals who are members of a group that is historically under-represented in the atmospheric and related sciences, including students who are Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, and Hispanic or Latino, female, first generation college students, and students with disabilities. SOARS welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students; students who have experienced, and worked to overcome, educational or economic disadvantage and/or have personal or family circumstances that may complicate their continued progress in research careers.

A successful candidate should


SOARS 2016 applications are due on February 1, 2016.

If you have questions, please contact SOARS at 303-497-8622 or